Expected date for 8.2.0
jns-cmarshall at comcast.net
Wed Sep 10 08:18:47 EDT 2008
Chris Ball wrote:
> Hi Robert, thanks for the notes.
> > 2.) I noticed in build 757 after opening the lid the system would
> > attempt to connect to the last network device it had been connected
> > to. With 759 it looks for a mesh first no matter that you had been
> > connected to an AP last.
> It will try the previous AP again, but it'll first cycle through the
> mesh channels looking for a school server. This was a request from
> deployment, to make sure that when a laptop arrives from home to school
> it finds the school server there. The cycle time is unfortunately long:
> over a minute. If it's enough of an inconvenience, we might consider
> some mechanism (perhaps a networks.cfg entry) for saying "I don't care
> about connecting to mesh networks automatically, always prefer APs."
As a G1G1 user/doner, I think having a setting (control panel?) that
would check the
last connection used first is key for G1G1 v2. I've been working with
my XO for 9 months
now and I still think it is "broken" when it comes out of suspend and
can't get to the
network for all the mesh check... To new G1G1 users, it will just seem
Also, what happened to the white circle around the network circle in the
to indicate which was connected? I liked that visual confirmation. Now
you have to
manually check to see if you are connected. Maybe the frame could flash
open and closed
when the network connects?
> > 3.). If the laptop is in suspend, closing the lid does not turn
> > off the backlight. (I look through the USB port after I close the
> > lid and the light is still on. ).
> This is #8137, and is unlikely to be fixed in time for 8.2.0; the
> workaround is to either wake the machine before closing the lid, or to
> open and close the lid after the lid close that didn't trigger sleep.
> - Chris.
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